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During the discussion on inflation, Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman has told Parliament that inflation is under control. Describing the state of the economy of many countries, including America, he said that the Indian economy is not only in a strong position, but there is no chance of it going into recession. These words of the finance minister may be a reason for debate among economists, but this is not understood by the common man who goes to the market with a bag in the evening, but returns after knowing the price of vegetables. The common man has to compromise even to buy a single vegetable.
price of vegetables in the open market
The price of vegetables in the open market is currently very high. The most important vegetable potato is sold at Rs 30 per kg. The price of brinjal is Rs 60-80 per kg and bottle gourd is Rs 50-60. Zucchini is sold at Rs 40, tomato at Rs 40, onion at Rs 30-40, marionette at Rs 50 per kg, pepper at Rs 80 per kg, pumpkin at Rs 50, ginger at Rs 100 per kg, cabbage at Rs 80 per kg, Coriander Rs 200 per kg. . The cheapest vegetable in the market is also sold at Rs 40 per kg. In this situation, it is difficult for an ordinary family to buy vegetables every day.
What are the prices in the wholesale market?
The model rate of potato was Rs 14.25 per kg on August 1, 2022 at Azadpur Sabzi Mandi, the country’s largest fruit and vegetable market. While cheap quality potato was Rs 5 per kg, good potato was Rs 23 per kg. This potato is available in the market at Rs 30-35 per kg. The model rate for tomato was Rs 25.75 per kg, while the best quality tomato was Rs 40 per kg in the same wholesale market. This tomato is sold in the open market at Rs 60-80 per kg. Similarly, brinjal was sold at Rs 20 per kg, cabbage at Rs 50 per kg, fingerling at Rs 20 per kg and peas at Rs 70 per kg.
why vegetables became expensive
Azadpur Mandi expert told Amar Ujala that vegetable rates are skyrocketing in the market. Inflation has affected prices at various stages, from the farmer’s field to the wholesaler and retailer to the consumer. Along with the increase in diesel-electricity prices, the prices of fertilizers and water have also increased. There has also been a huge increase in the truck fare to carry farmers’ crops to the wholesale market. Vegetable prices are also not likely to come down significantly in the near future. The main reason for this is that the cost of farmers is increasing and selling vegetables at low prices has become a loss for them.
common man who falls
The common man has to pay the real cost of the increase in the cost of production of food grains, for which the purchase of vegetables is also becoming expensive. Apart from the price of vegetables, the price of milk, curd, cereals, pulses is also out of reach. Due to the increase in the price of petrol, the cost of commuting to the office, children’s school fees, notebooks, stationery are increasing. In this situation, even a person with an average income finds it difficult to manage their home.